Statue of Sekhmet



Accession Number
EA64536
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Late Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Height: 135mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Sekhmet

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Description

A copper alloy figure of a lioness-headed goddess, likely Sekhmet, wearing the solar-disc and uraeus. On long-term loan since 2005 from the British Museum who acquired it in 1939 from Marion Whiteford Acworth. It was previously part of the collection of her husband Dr. Joseph John Acworth.

Bibliography

Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 2]